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The Air Connection: a Tour of the Lungs

Before birth the lungs are not inflated.  Oxygen and carbon dioxide enter and exit through the mother’s blood via the placenta. In the first 10 seconds after birth, a dramatic changeover begins, and from that point until the last breath is drawn the lungs connect us to this world.  1,157 more words


Road To Obtaining My Diagnoses


Since August of 2013, I’ve been experiencing severe pain, weight gain, swelling, and exhaustion. I’ve been hospitalized a couple of times and taken many trips to the ER. 874 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is the mechanism of pleural fluid formation in congestive heart failure (CHF)?

The pleural fluid in CHF originates from increase filtration of plasma across the capillaries of the visceral pleura and, more importantly, excess fluid in the interstitial spaces of the lung, both related to the increased hydrostatic and capillary wedge pressures (1). 186 more words

Cardiac Disease

Coping with Fluid around the Lungs (Pleural Effusion) in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. 233 more words


"I cannot tell you not to be worried..."

I was watching the fourth season of Downton Abbey with my hubby tonight as we have this long standing tradition of watching a show every day at bedtime. 1,753 more words

Breast Cancer

Results of Etiology and Outcome of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus

Seven hundred twenty-six patients showing clinical and radiologic findings of community-acquired pneumonia were enrolled in the study; however, 66 patients were subsequently excluded from the study for the following reasons: misdiagnosis at enrollment (n = 59); nosocomial acquisition hospitalization (n = 4); and consent not obtained (n = 3). 895 more words


Dyspnea Clinic

I totally forgot I had my routine three monthly check up at the dyspnea clinic until about 11pm last night when Google calendar sent me a gentle reminder on my phone. 615 more words

Breast Cancer